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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Ag Chief OKs Use of Poison to Bring a 'Hogpocalypse'

Ag Chief OKs Use of Poison to Bring a 'Hogpocalypse'

The Texas agriculture commissioner approved the use of a poison that he says may herald a "feral hog apocalypse" in a state where an estimated 2.5 million hogs roam.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Wild Texas Deer

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Wild Texas Deer

Chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain condition, has been detected in Texas free-ranging white-tailed deer for the first time, officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Cold Front Could Bring Temperature Changes, Rain By Weekend

Cold Front Could Bring Temperature Changes, Rain By Weekend

There will be a wide range of temperatures across North Texas and rain chances in this week's challenging forecast.

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017

Allergy Problems? Blame Wind, Hill Country Mountain Cedar

Allergy Problems? Blame Wind, Hill Country Mountain Cedar

If you have allergies, south winds carrying Mountain Cedar pollen are probably making you feel worse.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016

Up to 300 Endangered Salamanders Missing from Texas Facility

Up to 300 Endangered Salamanders Missing from Texas Facility

Up to 300 live, endangered salamanders disappeared from a federal facility south of Austin over Thanksgiving, and authorities say they may have been stolen because of a potential black market value of $15,000.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Officials to Review Protection of Lesser Prairie Chicken

Officials to Review Protection of Lesser Prairie Chicken

Federal wildlife officials on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species.

Friday, Nov 4, 2016

Hunters Stock Up for Deer Opener

Hunters Stock Up for Deer Opener

Hunters from across the state stopped by Bass Pro in Grapevine on Friday to get their last minute supplies and new tech before heading out to the field for this weekend’s deer opener.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

Group Rekindles Battle Over Lesser Prairie Chicken

Group Rekindles Battle Over Lesser Prairie Chicken

Environmentalists say there's new evidence that warrants listing the lesser prairie chicken again on the endangered list.

Friday, Sep 2, 2016

Kicking Off Longest Dove Hunting Season in Decades

Kicking Off Longest Dove Hunting Season in Decades

This year, Texas dove hunters will see the longest dove season in 80 years.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

US to Decide on Protections for 9 Species

US to Decide on Protections for 9 Species

A legal settlement filed Tuesday requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide on Endangered Species Act protections for nine species under deadlines.

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Suspect In Custody In New Orleans Parade Crash: NOPD
Suspect In Custody In New Orleans Parade Crash: NOPD

New Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans has increased to 28 and a suspect is in custody.

Parents Aim to Create Handicap-Accessible Playground
Parents Aim to Create Handicap-Accessible Playground

Prosper parents are raising money to make the playground their son uses accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins State Championship
Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins State Championship

A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage. The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates. So the junior from Euless Trinity beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class to improve to 56-0 and earn the championship.

Trump Says He'll Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner
Trump Says He'll Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump announced that he would not be attending the 2017 White House correspondents' dinner in a tweet Saturday evening. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" Trump tweeted.

Jerry Jones Honored at Super Bowl Anniversary
Jerry Jones Honored at Super Bowl Anniversary

On this day in 1989, Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Stadium. He purchased the team for $140 million. Today, the Cowboys are worth more than $4 billion.

'Humanitarian Parole' Sought for Woman Detained by ICE
'Humanitarian Parole' Sought for Woman Detained by ICE

The attorney for a woman being held in a North Texas detention center says medical records confirm her client has a brain tumor.